This is a small to medium triangular side notched point with a flattened to elliptical cross section. The tye may range from slightly excurvate to straight. Blades are commonly finely serrated.
The shoulders may vary from horizontal to having a upward angle. The stem is expanding with a straight to slightly concave base.
This point generally has a random flaking pattern, but may vary to a parallel oblique pattern. These points may be found into the northern Colorado Plateau.
They are found westward into the Sacramento River Valley. These points are found southward into Mexico.
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This type was named in a professional publication and has many professional references. This is considered a valid type.
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